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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Writing Process Blog Tour

The Writing Process Blog Tour

Margot Finke tagged me in the Writing Processes Blog Tour. In this tour, you answer four questions on the writing process, post them on your blog, and mention who tagged you. Then you tag three other authors who have agreed to do the tour in your post. Unfortunately, with this being a holiday week, I didn't get many responses, but I did hear from my writing pal Donna Shepherd who was excited to participate. Be sure to visit her blog via the link at the end of this post.

So, here it goes! My answers about my writing process:



What am I working on?
I am always working on the content of My Light Magazine. I also have 2 book projects in the works, 2 works in progress and am toying with a chapter book idea. Yes, it may not seem like I’m writing much as I go through my day, but I am.



Why do I write what I do?
Interesting question. I write what I do because I can’t avoid it. Does that make sense? When an idea pops in my head it does one of two things.  It disappears faster than the snap of your fingers, or it haunts me. The story idea will linger in my head – especially if I can’t write it down right away. Every once in a while when I think of something else, BING! The idea returns. That is usually the cycle until I can get to my desk or any piece of paper sitting around.



How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Each story I write has a specific goal to reach or purpose to it. All of them started out with the thought, “Hmm. There should be a book about this topic.” Angel Donor is a very special book designed to help children in need of an organ transplant.  Teresa’sShadow started out as a bedtime story, but turned into much more when she learns about friendship and fear.

How does my writing process work?

Right now I work full time, so I mainly write on the nights and weekends. That is a tough schedule for me because I do better when I write in conjunction with my inspiration.  When I write, I like to capture a “snapshot” of my idea along with the emotions, settings, senses and details that hit me.  I have been known to doodle story notes when away from my desk. In fact, I think I have a napkin in my purse somewhere with another story idea. So, stay tuned!


Who’s up Next


Children’s author Donna Shepherd 




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